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Takashi Uchiyama

Takashi Uchiyama Super featherweight boxer

Super featherweight boxer
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Super featherweight boxer
Is Athlete Boxer
From Japan
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 10 November 1979, Kasukabe, Japan
Age: 40 years
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
Stats
Height: 172 cm
The details
Biography

Takashi Uchiyama (内山 高志, Uchiyama Takashi, born November 10, 1979) is a Japanese former professional boxer who competed from 2005 to 2016, holding the WBA super-featherweight title from 2010 to 2016 (being promoted to Super champion in 2016).

Nicknamed 'KO Dynamite', he carries devastating one punch knockout power. Uchiyama reached a peak of #10 in The Ring (magazine) Pound for pound listings.

Early life

He was born in Nagasaki Prefecture, grew up in Kasukabe, Saitama, and lives in Tokyo.

Boxing career

Uchiyama compiled an amateur record of 91-22 (59 KOs), including his accomplishments of winning four lightweight titles. He turned professional in 2005, and won his debut via the first round knockout on 16 July. On September 8, 2007, Uchiyama captured the OPBF super featherweight title, then defended it five times. He has been called by a nickname KO Dynamite (Knockout Dynamite) in Japan.

WBA super featherweight champion

Uchiyama won the WBA super featherweight title from Mexican Juan Carlos Salgado via a twelfth round TKO in the latter's first title defence in Tokyo at the Tokyo Big Sight on January 11, 2010. On May 17, 2010, he defeated Venezuelan Angel Granados via a sixth round TKO for his first defence at the Saitama Super Arena.

Professional boxing record

Professional record summary
27 fights 24 wins 2 losses
By knockout 20 1
By decision 4 1
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
27 Loss 24–2–1 Jezreel Corrales SD 12 Dec 31, 2016 Ota City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan For WBA (Super) super-featherweight title
26 Loss 24–1–1 Jezreel Corrales KO 2 (12), 2:59 Apr 27, 2016 Ota City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Lost WBA (Super) super-featherweight title
25 Win 24–0–1 Oliver Flores TKO 3 (12), 1:47 Dec 31, 2015 Ota City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA (Super) super-featherweight title
24 Win 23–0–1 Jomthong Chuwattana KO 2 (12), 1:15 May 6, 2015 Ota City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA (Super) super-featherweight title
23 Win 22–0–1 Israel Héctor Perez RTD 9 (12), 3:00 Dec 31, 2014 Ota City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
22 Win 21–0–1 Daiki Kaneko UD 12 Dec 31, 2013 Ota City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
21 Win 20–0–1 Jaider Parra KO 5 (12), 2:15 May 6, 2013 Ota City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
20 Win 19–0–1 Bryan Vázquez TKO 8 (12), 2:59 Dec 31, 2012 Ota City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
19 Draw 18–0–1 Michael Farenas TD 3 (12), 1:15 Jul 16, 2012 Winghat, Kasukabe, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title;
TD after Uchiyama was cut from an accidental head clash
18 Win 18–0 Jorge Solís KO 11 (12), 0:19 Dec 31, 2011 Cultural Gymnasium, Yokohama, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
17 Win 17–0 Takashi Miura RTD 8 (12), 3:00 Jan 31, 2011 Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
16 Win 16–0 Roy Mukhlis TKO 5 (12), 2:27 Sep 20, 2010 Super Arena, Saitama, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
15 Win 15–0 Angel Granados TKO 6 (12), 1:42 May 17, 2010 Super Arena, Saitama, Japan Retained WBA super-featherweight title
14 Win 14–0 Juan Carlos Salgado TKO 12 (12), 2:48 Jan 11, 2010 Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan Won WBA super-featherweight title
13 Win 13–0 Aaron Melgarejo TKO 7 (12), 1:01 Oct 3, 2009 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF super-featherweight title
12 Win 12–0 Thong Por Chokchai TKO 5 (12), 1:05 May 2, 2009 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF super-featherweight title
11 Win 11–0 Byung-Joo Moon TKO 4 (12), 1:55 Nov 1, 2008 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF super-featherweight title
10 Win 10–0 Hero Bando UD 12 Jun 12, 2008 Nihon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF super-featherweight title
9 Win 9–0 Akira Yamazaki TKO 10 (12), 1:37 Feb 2, 2008 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Retained OPBF super-featherweight title
8 Win 8–0 Nedal Hussein KO 8 (12), 1:32 Sep 8, 2007 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan Won vacant OPBF super-featherweight title
7 Win 7–0 Seung Won Baek KO 3 (8), 2:01 Jun 2, 2007 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
6 Win 6–0 Muangfahlek Kiatwichean UD 10 Feb 10, 2007 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
5 Win 5–0 Moses Seran KO 3 (8), 1:45 Dec 9, 2006 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
4 Win 4–0 Tomoya Endo UD 8 Sep 13, 2006 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
3 Win 3–0 Man Deuk Park TKO 1 (8), 2:39 Nov 19, 2005 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
2 Win 2–0 Takamasa Ueno KO 1 (6), 2:57 Sep 29, 2005 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
1 Win 1–0 Chandet Sithramkamhaeng KO 1 (6), 0:35 Jul 16, 2005 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Awards

  • Amateur
    • 2002 Amateur: Effort Award
    • 2003 Amateur: Valuable Player Award
  • Professional
    • Fighter of the Year in Asia (WBA Annual Awards Dinner, 2010)
    • Boxer of the Month for March, 2011 (WBA)
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http://www.jiji.com/jc/c?g=spo_30&k=2010011100393
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http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/sp20100112a1.html
http://www.timeslive.co.za/sport/other/article455479.ece/Uchiyama-retains-his-belt
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